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The UFC’s growth into worldwide markets continues this weekend when the promo brings yet another fight card to our friends across the pond in Europe. This time the location is Poland. Even though the UFC will not be on American soil, it is bringing a bona fide piece of Americana to our Polish brethren with this battle card’s main event.
You might make the argument that Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone embodies the understanding many individuals in other nations have of America. He wears a stetson. His nickname is “Cowboy.” He takes part in such fun activities as windsurfing, jetskiing, mountain cycling and so forth. His beer of option is Budweiser. Yessir, it’s difficult to discover a more precise representation of “MURICA” than Cerrone.
Cerrone is representing America in Poland against Darren Till, the unbeaten Englishman who will unquestionably have his toughest test to this day. Although Cerrone has actually lost his last two battles, he’s still amongst the very best the UFC has to provide. Cerrone is still harmful and able to finish his opponents in a myriad of methods at any given time. Will Cerrone do America happy across the pond? Or will Till program he’s ready to compete with the elite in the UFC’s welterweight division?
The co-headliner represents a homecoming for Polish native Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Kowalkiewicz invites Jodie Esquibel to the UFC. This will be Esquibel’s UFC debut as a strawweight, after previously contending in Invicta FC as an atomweight and strawweight. Kowalkiewicz was sent by perennial strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha in her last battle, so she’s likely wanting to dispatch Esquibel rapidly and instantly return into the strawweight title conversation.
This battle card will be relayed specifically on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, Oct. 21. The preliminary card begins at 11:30 a.m. ET, with the main card to follow at 3 p.m. ET. Till then, Combat Press authors Chris Huntemann and Dan Kuhl are here to get you prepared for all the action in this edition of Toe-to-Toe.
Darren Till is still unbeaten, and that consists of a 3-0-1 run in the UFC. He is lastly getting a significant step up in competitors when he faces Donald Cerrone, who has lost his last 2 outings. Does Till make a declaration, or does Cerrone return on track?